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 Alice Garrood

Alice Garrood

Research Fellow

 01392 72 3460

 College House 1.09


College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Alice is a Research Fellow for the Healthy Parent Carer and SPaCE Studies, at the University of Exeter Medical school, working with Professor Christopher Morris, and Dr Gretchen Bjornstad. The projects both work within the area of mental health of parent carers with of children with special educational needs or disabilities

Alice formerly worked as a Research Fellow/Trial Manager for the DECODE study at the University of Exeter Medical school, with Professor David Llewellyn.

Prior to joining the College for Medicine & Health, Alice worked for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Research Delivery Manager, overseeing an extensive portfolio of studies across a number of disciplines, including; Ageing, Mental Health, Dementia, Neurodegeneration and Neurology.

As part of the role Alice collaborated with a number of voluntary, health and private sectors, both on an individual and institutional level, including: acute and mental health trusts, researchers, academics and pharmaceutical companies, on a regional, national and international level. 

Alice was the Southwest lead for Join Dementia Research (JDR) and the mental health, dementia and Parkinson’s rater training programmes.

Before this Alice worked as a Clinical Lead for the Devon Partnership NHS trust, facilitating the successful delivery of a wide portfolio of studies within dementia and mental health. Alice has also worked in several clinical roles, within acute and primary care settings with people experiencing both mild to moderate and acute mental health problems. She is has training in CBT, BSFT, and is an experienced rater in dementia and mental health psychometric and cognitive assessments.


  • Diploma - Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates), The Open University, 2011
  • PG Cert - Primary Care Mental Health, University of Plymouth, 2006
  • BA Hons - Fine Art (Contextual Practice), University of Plymouth, 2004                                                     


Research interests

I am interested in the evaluation, implementation, and development of evidence-based interventions for improving the health and well-being of children and families.‚Äč

Research projects

Current Projects:

  • Healthy Parent Carer Programme
  • SPaCE – Support for Parent Carers in England




Supervision / Group

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